The Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense was already struggling to do anything of substance Thursday night against the Cleveland Browns.
The last thing they needed once James Conner exited with a shoulder injury was another skill-position player going down. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened in the first half.
No. 1 receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster suffered a concussion in the second quarter. The team almost immediately ruled him out for the remainder of the game.
That’s not a great thing for this struggling squad. Even with Smith-Schuster having a down season, he remains their best receiving option.
The Pro Bowler caught just 2-of-4 targets for 21 yards before going down with the injury. Pittsburgh trailed 14-0 at the half.
The only positive news here is that there’s a long week before Thursday night’s game and Pittsburgh’s next outing Nov. 24 against Cincinnati.